Some Bits Of Advice About Public Speaking - CocoaHeads NL, January 2018

Some Bits Of Advice About Public Speaking - CocoaHeads NL, January 2018

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZD4cqphJuk

A talk about putting together talks, because it's about time I got meta.

In this talk I cover:
- Picking a topic
- Finding someplace to talk
- Picking your poison when it comes to slide making tools
- Actually constructing your talk

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Ellen Shapiro

January 24, 2018
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Transcript

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    SOME BITS OF ADVICE ABOUT PUBLIC SPEAKING COCOAHEADS NL |

    AMSTERDAM I JANUARY 2018 @DESIGNATEDNERD | BAKKENBAECK.COM | JUSTHUM.COM
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    PLACES LOOKING FOR SPEAKERS > Department meetings > Company meetings

    > Local meetups > Local conferences > Calls For Proposals
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    SLIDE DECK TOOLS > Powerpoint (Graphical) > Keynote (Graphical, Mac

    only) > Google Slides (Graphical, Cloud Only)
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    SLIDE DECK TOOLS > Powerpoint (Graphical) > Keynote (Graphical, Mac

    only) > Google Slides (Graphical, Cloud Only) > Deckset (Markdown, Mac only)
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    SLIDE DECK TOOLS > Powerpoint (Graphical) > Keynote (Graphical, Mac

    only) > Google Slides (Graphical, Cloud Only) > Deckset (Markdown, Mac only) > Deck.js (HTML/CSS)
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    When you have a wall of text on the screen,

    it becomes almost impossible to read what the hell you're trying to say because it's so tiny and so dense. Especially if you're going through slides quickly, this could say anything purple monkey dishwasher and nobody would really be able to understand or grasp what was happening
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    BULLET POINTS > Pro: More eye contact with the audience

    > Pro: No monotonous reading > Con: Real easy to leave things out
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    BULLET POINTS > Pro: More eye contact with the audience

    > Pro: No monotonous reading > Con: Real easy to leave things out > Con: Real easy to get out of order
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    ACTUAL SCRIPT > Pro: You're not going to forget anything

    > Pro: You're not going to go out of order
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    ACTUAL SCRIPT > Pro: You're not going to forget anything

    > Pro: You're not going to go out of order > Con: Hard to adjust on the fly
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    ACTUAL SCRIPT > Pro: You're not going to forget anything

    > Pro: You're not going to go out of order > Con: Hard to adjust on the fly > Con: Can get very monotonous or sound over rehearsed
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    ACTUAL SCRIPT > Pro: You're not going to forget anything

    > Pro: You're not going to go out of order > Con: Hard to adjust on the fly > Con: Can get very monotonous or sound over rehearsed > Pro: Less Cursing
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    OBLIGATORY SUMMARY SLIDE > You don't need to be an

    expert to talk about something > Share your joy, pain, and curiosity
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    OBLIGATORY SUMMARY SLIDE > You don't need to be an

    expert to talk about something > Share your joy, pain, and curiosity > Start small, work your way up in difficulty
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    OBLIGATORY SUMMARY SLIDE > You don't need to be an

    expert to talk about something > Share your joy, pain, and curiosity > Start small, work your way up in difficulty > Find the tools/techniques that work best for you
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    OBLIGATORY SUMMARY SLIDE > You don't need to be an

    expert to talk about something > Share your joy, pain, and curiosity > Start small, work your way up in difficulty > Find the tools/techniques that work best for you > Practice. You'll get better.
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    OBLIGATORY SUMMARY SLIDE > You don't need to be an

    expert to talk about something > Share your joy, pain, and curiosity > Start small, work your way up in difficulty > Find the tools/techniques that work best for you > Practice. You'll get better. > Repeat most important takeaways at the end